QEYnet was honoured to be chosen as one of the startups to participate in the pitch competition at the inaugural InvestSpace event in Toronto. Here’s a picture of QEYnet’s Cordell Grant in front of the judging panel. Based on the success of this year’s event, we hope it comes back again next year.
We had a great time at the Creative Destruction Lab session #3 on February 20th. The team also got to meet Chris Hadfield!
QEYnet has been chosen to present at InvestmentSpace 2019. InvestmentSpace 2019 is taking place on February 22 and is being organized by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and the Ontario Center of Excellence (OCE).
If you are planning to attend, please introduce yourself!
Information about the event can be found here.
We are very excited to be presenting at RBC’s next FutureMakers Talks event on November 28 titled “The Reality of Quantum Computing”. The talks will focus on the status of quantum computing technology and on work that people and organisations in Toronto are doing in this area. Looking forward to a great event!
More information and registration can be found on EventBrite here.
On Monday, October 8, QEYnet’s CEO, Cordell Grant presented a pitch at Starburst Aerospace Accelerator’s annual East Coast Selection Committee event. Starburst is an aerospace-focused accelerator that brings together startups and established companies across the aerospace spectrum. We had a great response to our pitch and we were able to learn more about the problems that other aerospace startups are solving.
We are excited to announce that we were recently accepted into Creative Destruction Lab’s Space Stream as part of the 2018-2019 cohort. The Creative Destruction Lab is a leading accelerator, and we look forward to working with their team to help us develop QEYnet.
Here is a great video showing what the CDL’s Space Stream is all about:
On April 11, our CEO Cordell Grant gave a talk at the Ottawa Cyber Security Meetup on the threat of quantum computers and QKD via satellite. We highly recommend this meetup group as a great place to learn and network. Check it out here : https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Cyber-Security-Meetup/
QEYnet is attending the University of Toronto’s Startup Day on March 1, 2018. More information about the event can be found here. If you are interested in learning more about us, please send us a message on our contact page.
This was the largest year yet at SecTor, Canada’s premier IT security conference. Representatives from QEYnet attended the expo and met many of the exhibitors, some of whom are beginning to think about how the post-quantum threat will affect them and their customers.
The inaugural Post-Quantum Cyber Security Technologies Conference was held at the University of Toronto on November 9th. The keynote speaker was Prof. Hoi-Kwong Lo who holds a Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information at the University of Toronto. In his talk, he covered an overview of the current state of QKD research. A number of panel discussions were included in the event, including a panel on the “Next-Gen Cyber Security Technologies” where QEYnet’s Cordell Grant laid out the case for satellite QKD and our vision of how the technology will be developed in the future.
This year’s ETSI/IQC Quantum Safe Workshop was held in London, UK on September 13th to 15th. A large part of the event was focussed on a series of panel discussions tackling various issues surrounding post-quantum security. These included a panel with views from the governments of different countries on their approach to quantum-safe security and views of the future, the importance of standardization of post-quantum solutions, available technologies to deal with the quantum threat, and joint global efforts to tackling the quantum threat. In addition to this a number of individual talks were given including one from Lily Chan of NIST who gave an overview of that agency’s efforts to standardize post-quantum cryptography.
Cambridge University in the UK was this year’s host for the Qcyrpt conference. The conference took place on September 18th to 22nd and included various talks about exciting developments in QKD from researchers around the world. Information on the conference can be found on their website at http://2017.qcrypt.net/. Of special interest to us was the inspirational talk from Cheggzhi Peng of UTSC on their satellite-based QKD program.
This month’s Cyber Security Meetup took place at RBC Waterpark Place on August 24th. This was a special month for us as QEYnet’s Cordell Grant was one of the two speakers. In his talk, he gave the audience an overview of the threats of quantum computers to current encryption schemes and an introduction to QKD.
This month’s Cyber Security Meetup took place on March 18th at the Toronto Public Library’s Northern District branch. Ed Dubrovsky gave a presentation on cyber security lessons from the field and Jamie Baxter gave a talk on why joining a “capture the flag team” is a great way to develop “fingers-on-keyboard” skills. We highly recommend the Cyber Security Meetup events to anyone in the Toronto area who is interested in cyber security as the event draws a large and diverse crowd.
ID Quantique hosted their annual winter school last week (January 14th to 20th) in the beautiful town of Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The winter school is a great introduction to the QKD and the state of the field. The winter school is presented as a series of lectures on different topics ranging from the background of QKD, an introduction to quantum computing, QKD in space, quantum hacking and includes some hands-on work with ID-Quantiuque’s QKD systems. All of this takes place alongside fun winter activities like skiing and curling.